20 September 2002,
Price realised USD 14,340
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN UNUSUAL PAINTED ENAMEL LOBED EWER
Qianlong four-character mark in blue in a circle and of the period (1736-1795)
The eight-lobed body finely painted in a delicate famille rose palette with stylized overlapping blossoms repeated on the curved spout, with bands of lotus sprays encircling the neck and foot and composite foliate meander on the arched handle, the interior of turquoise color
7in. (17.8cm.) high, wood lotus leaf cover
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The pattern of overlapping stylized blossoms can be found on other painted enamel vessels with Qinalong four-character marks and can also be found on porcelain vessels as early as the Yongzheng period.
Christie's, New York, 19 September 1996, lot 401.
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